Utah: Man indicted following multiple arrests for homemade bombs will spend years in federal prison


A St. George man who has been held without bail following his arrest in February was sentenced in federal court Wednesday.

The original arrest of 36-year-old Logan Mertlich came after officers in Washington City found explosive devices in his car —one of three similar incidents the defendant was admittedly involved in.

During the traffic stop in February, officers recovered a white box with what appeared to be homemade explosives during a search of the suspect’s vehicle. Officers also recovered several cylindrical objects with what looked to be an electrical fuse coming from each of the cylinders. At the time, the suspect told police he made the objects using black powder as a hobby.

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Source: St. George News